EIA: E85 Competitive With Gasoline
Tue Oct 1, 2013 10:54 AM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Recent declines in E85 prices at stations offering the fuel in several Midwestern states have brought E85 close to price parity with regular gasoline on an energy content basis, according to a recent report by the Energy Information Administration.

The retail price of E85 motor fuel, ethanol blended with 15% gasoline, has fallen in recent months.

While ethanol has been cheaper than regular gasoline on a per-gallon basis for several years, ethanol's lower energy content often meant that consumers paid more per mile when using higher ethanol blends such as E85. Price parity on an energy ...

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